Sunday, April 8, 2012

11 Never-Before-Seen Photographs of the Titanic Taken by Father Frank Browne SJ

These photos taken by Father Browne SJ show a glimpse of what things were like before the ship went down.

During his lifetime, Father Francis Browne was known for the photographs he took aboard the Titanic, from which he – fortunately – disembarked at County Cork shortly before its sinking in 1912.

But 25 years after his death in 1960, a large trunk of negatives was discovered in the Jesuit house where he'd lived in County Laois. Browne had never printed his pictures. There were 42,000.

The last photo of the Titanic taken by Father Francis Browne.

Members of the Titanic crew pose with lifejackets.

A boy plays aboard the deck of the Titanic.

A U.S. doctor inspects passenger’s eyes aboard the doomed ship.

Ladies disembark from the tender “America” onto the Titanic.

The bedroom in the Browne suite aboard the Titanic, which would have been elegant in any location.

The gymnaisum aboard the Titanic — well equipped for passenger recreation.

A Queenstown vendor sells irish lace aboard the Titanic.

Major Frank Brown

Passengers from steerage settle on deck aboard the Titanic.

Waiting for job possibly transferring mail.

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  1. These images are weighed. E to think that all already had died, all already had been of this world, all had been one day here and they are not more. He is strange to think about this, but it is interesting!

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